JazzWeekly Review of Shunzo Ohno’s ‘ReNew’ in today!

June 2, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno takes you back to the hip and funky days of CTI styled fusion on this upbeat session. He’s loaded with all stars Buster Williams/b, Billy Drummond/dr and Paul Bollenback/g as well as Clifford Carter/key, Cyro Babtista/perc and various guests on percussion and strings. Ohno’s got a laid … Read More

Zane Rodulfo’s ‘Pathways’ is Reviewed by the Jazz Owl

May 30, 2016Reviews

by Travis Rogers Jr., The Jazz Owl Drummer Zane Rodulfo has released his debut EPPathways bringing to life his own compositions based in the musical traditions of Trinidad. With a playing time just over 33 minutes, Pathways still manages to give a broad spectrum of the rhythms and melodies of Rodulfo’s home and influences. With … Read More

New Review in for Jackie Gage’s Siren Songs from the Jazz Owl!

May 27, 2016Reviews

By Travis Rogers Jr. The Jazz Owl Siren Songs is the perfect title for Jackie Gage’s debut album as she definitely has the voice to stop any sailor on any voyage. Released on First Orbit Sounds Music (FOSM 262), Siren Songs is a charming mix of originals and standards. Those standards were arranged by Gage … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews ‘Siren Songs’

May 26, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly There is a surfeit of female vocalists that all sound the same doing the exact same material. How enjoyable to find someone who sounds fresh while mixing classic material with her own exciting compositions. Jackie Gage has a husky honey of a voice, with that rare quality of being able … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews ‘Collage’ from Chris Klaxton

May 16, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Trumpeter and composer Chris Klaxton mixes jazz sensibilities with indie rock impulses on this recent album with Taylor O’Donnell/voc, Mark Small/ts, Kendall Moore/tb, Tim Jago/g, Mike Effenberger/key, Michael Piolet/dr and Sam Weber/b. You get some vintage jazz bopping on ‘Wampus with some nice bluesy horns and Weber’s bass line, while … Read More